Selling your home can be one of the most stressful events you ever experience, but if you are ready to list your home there are some things that you can do to help make it memorable in the minds of potential buyers. One of the best things you can do is provide buyers with a mental picture of how the home looks with furniture and art in place. If you are not comfortable with your own items or feel that they are not the right quality to influence potential buyers, you may want to enlist the help of a professional staging company. Professional home stagers know how to incorporate artwork into your existing home to provide a pleasant and warm feeling throughout your home.
If you choose to use your existing pieces and stage your home on your own, there are some things that you can do to make your art work for you. One of the first things you can do is to hang those large art pieces that you may not have been 100% sure about. Using large pieces on the walls helps to make the room seem fuller. Large canvas pieces can be used to help make a large wall not look so empty. Colorful canvas pieces are also a great way to make your rooms feel more cozy and inviting. Buyers would rather see a large canvas print on large living room wall than an empty wall. It provides them with some ideas as to how they can decorate if they purchase your home.
Another way that you can incorporate artwork into your home is by hanging several smaller photos or prints together to form a type of collage. When properly hung the combined smaller pieces will appear to be one piece instead of multiple pieces. This technique is great to use behind a sofa or above a console and bed. You can create a visually appealing collage using either canvas pieces or framed art. You may even want to try adding mirrors or stained glass items to bring some color into the collage.
When hanging art on your walls you should hang it so that the middle of the piece or collection of pieces is at eye level or approximately five feet off of the floor. If your walls feature any type of decorative wainscoting or paneling you may have to hang the artwork a little higher. But remember to keep it at a level where the person viewing it is not straining to see it. If you are going to be hanging a piece of art behind a couch or chair you want to hang it a level where the person sitting down will not be constantly bumping their heads on the art.